Euphorbia dendroides formations

English name: Tree-spurge (Euphorbia dendroides) formations

Description (English)

Stands of Euphorbia dendroides, remarkable tertiary relict of Macaronesian origin; they occur as a facies of the thermo-Mediterranean scrub of the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Islas Eolie, Egadi, Pelagi, Pantelleria, Crete, and, very locally, of those of the coasts of northern Catalonia, southeastern France, peninsular Italy and its islands, central Greece, notably on slopes facing the gulf of Corinth, the Peloponnese, the Aegean archipelagoes, Albania and enclaves of the Mediterranean periphery of Anatolia and the Levant. Particularly extensive and robust stands occur in Sicily, Sardinia and Crete where they may extend to relatively high altitudes. Very local formations in Mediterranean North Africa occupy the steep rocky slopes of some coastal capes and isolated inland sites, in Cyrenaica, northern Tunisia (Ichkeul), and in a narrow coastal strip in northern Algeria.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F5.52
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 32.22 Tree-spurge formations source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.3. Sclerophyllous vegetation n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.52 Euphorbia dendroides formations same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.52 Euphorbia dendroides formations same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5.52 Euphorbia dendroides formations same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.52 Euphorbia dendroides formations same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.22 Euphorbia dendroides formations same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.22 Tree-spurge formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.22 Tree-spurge formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.22 Tree-spurge formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.22   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.22   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.22   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.22   same
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